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30 June 2016
DORTEX is turning 30!

We are delighted about this long and successful period with the most creative customers in the world.

In the early days you could only order our Cottonera for laundry identification by phone or postcard. For 20 years now, the Internet is the successful way of distribution of Dortex.

Today our customers from all over the world design their individual labels themselves made of different materials in our online shops.

19 March 2016
DORTEX StartUpDay 2016 first time at the CREATIVA

Together with Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund GmbH we organized the StartUpDay 2016 in Dortmund.

The info event about self-employment in the creative sector was very well received at its premiere. Hardly any space remained free in hall 30 of the Exhibition-Forum.

The program was a versatile mixture, ranging from lectures on the topic "brand building" over interesting topics concerning "calculation" up to individual discussions with detailed background information.

10 February 2016

DORTEX with new products at Creativa 2016

Again this year, we will present ourselves at Europe's biggest creative trade show, Creativa in Dortmund, with a considerably expanded range of products and a bigger team.
If you want to see and touch the new Corinera® SnapPap labels oder the colourful mix4kids®-set for children, you will find us from 16. to 20. March 2016 at Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund, Hall 7, Stand C72!

So make a note of the dates and drop by our stand!

17 December 2015
mix4kids®-Set contains from now stickers for pins

We have supplemented our high-quality labels set for kindergarten and school: Our mix4kids® set for children now contains 54 name stickers in two sizes. The 18 new adhesive stickers sized in 6x38mm are especially suitable to label pins of all kinds.
We meet the wish of our customers and offer the adhesive pen stickers now in blue and green colour. Directly configure mix4kids here

14 December 2015
Print shopping vouchers directly now

Gifts for Christmas or birthdays are often required at very short notice. Now you can order shopping vouchers for personalized labels or gift ribbons at DORTEX until the last minute.

Simply select a voucher design online, fill in the voucher and print it directly. Even your own logo can be incorporated.

On request, the voucher can be printed by us and delivered by mail.

30 November 2015
Growth champion 2016

FOCUS special december/january 2015/16 presents in cooperation with Statista the "growth Champions 2016". The ranking shows the best independent company with the largest growth in sales between 2011 and 2014. The Dortex mbH is one of the fastest growing companies in Germany.

26 June 2015
DORTEX - one of the most innovative companies of the German SME sector

In the last months we have been questioned and analyzed. The occasion was this year's award of the seal "Top 100" for extraordinary innovation power and above-average innovation success. We are very delighted: On June 26, we were awarded as one of the most innovative companies in the SME sector of Germany. The quality seal "TOP Innovator 2015" was handed over to the Dortex-management (Peter and Burkhard Dohmann) at a formal award ceremony by Mr. Ranga Yogeshwar.

24 June 2015
New: Set containing name-labels for kindergarten and school

In preparation for kindergarten and school from now we offer name labels for children in our set mix4kids®! The high quality label set with name and desired symbol (selected by your child) can now be ordered easily online. mix4kids® contains our woven cotton labels with coating (Cottonera® 10mm) in colour set light, particularly durable name stickers coloured in red and blue, many info stickers and two bag tags of natural leather (Corinera®). As a Free Gift the set contains two marvelous friendship bracelets of natural leather for your child and her/his best friend!
For our vegan customers there is also a variant with bag pendants made of timber (Corinera®) and friendship bracelets of synthetic leather. Directly configure mix4kids here.

25 May 2015
Laser engraved Corinera® label from now made of natural leather, synthetic leather and timber

Lasered and personalized label are available from now also made of poplar timber. The timber labels are designed easily online in the configurator. You may order these labels in various sizes and forms from 1 piece here: Corinera-Label.

16 February 2015
DORTEX at CREATIVA 2015
Dortex Namensbänder auf der Creativa 2015

Europe's biggest trade show for creative design is always worth a visit. We too will be there again this year. If you want to see and touch our woven labels or the Corinera® leather labels, you will find us with great offers for the trade show from 18 to 22 March 2015 at Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund, Hall 7, Stand 7.C72. Make a note of the dates and drop by our stand!

16 February 2015
The second round of the DORTEX Design Award

More than 300 creative projects were submitted for the DORTEX Design Award 2015. The winners in the categories of textile art and costume design will be presented with their award on 18 March 2015 at 3.00pm on the Creativa event stage in Hall 3b. The award-winning works will be on display to be admired throughout CREATIVA in Hall 4, F14. If you do not want to wait that long, you can already get your fill now: All projects can be viewed, commented on and rated online at: www.dortex-design-award.de.

9 December 2014
Dortmund Business Award

DORTEX GmbH is one of the finalists in the competition for the "Dortmund Business Award 2014". We are delighted at this special recognition of our work. The winner will be announced on 17 april 2015. Every year, Dortmund City Council uses the Dortmund Business Award to recognize an outstanding medium-sized enterprise that enhances Dortmund as a place to do business in a special way thanks to its economic success and its great dedication.

3 November 2014
Print out vouchers directly now

Gifts for Christmas or birthdays are often required at very short notice. Vouchers for care labels or gift ribbons can now be obtained based on your own design from DORTEX at the very last minute.

Simply select a voucher design online, fill in the voucher and print it out directly.

You can even insert an image of your own.

If you wish, the voucher can also be printed out by us and delivered by post.

1 November 2014
Training

We are proud to be a training company recognised by the Dortmund Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Following good experiences as a cooperation company for various education providers, we will now for the first time be responsible for supervising an office management trainee through to their examination. We are delighted about this addition to our team.

1 August 2014
Reduction in international shipping costs
We have long been supplying our high-quality textile labels, leather labels, decorative ribbons and gift ribbons all over the world. But we manufacture our products exclusively in Germany.
Our shipping costs are now just as standard as our products, regardless of where the order comes from:
For postage and packaging, we charge a global fee of just €1.80 (sent by regular post).
If the order is for 50.00 euros or more, we deliver without any shipping costs.
24 June 2014

New and unique: individually laser-engraved leather labels

Our new Corinera® leather labels are individually made in the finest quality from naturally tanned, high-quality leather. Thanks to the use of state-of-the-art laser technology, they are also capable of reproducing fine structures and bit-mapped patterns. Like all DORTEX products, the leather labels can easily be designed in our configurator for leather label and ordered directly online.

11 May 2014
Text frames also for Polynera® woven labels
Imaginative text frames have proven successful for the individual design of our woven labels. Some of the most popular frames can now also be selected for Polynera® labels.
They can be found in the name tape assistant with the motifs.
1 May 2014
Cottonera® Basic: Woven name tags for clothing now from just 9.95 euros
Simple high-quality name tags are required for labelling garments worn in kindergartens, schools or old people's homes. Cottonera Basic (red text on white label) are, like all DORTEX products, boil-proof, colour-fast and non-toxic.
30 of them can now be purchased from just 9.95 euros.
For a surcharge, Cottonera® Basic are also available as iron-on labels.
24 April 2014
Free of toxins in accordance with EN 71-3
All Dortex products have now been tested in the laboratory in accordance with the new measurement specifications of EN 71-3.
This standard governs which materials may be used for children's toys. According to the test results, Dortex labels can be used for making children's toys without any problems as they are free of heavy metals.
The Dortex team is of course proud of the measurement results - the "Made in Germany" principle has once again demonstrated its worth.
19 April 2014

Cottonera® with new design options

Cottonera® woven labels can be designed not only with motifs and attractive slogans.
Now we can also provide you with a choice of imaginative text frames. This makes it even easier for you to design your own personalised textile label.

We have also refreshed our old vintage frame designs for our modern labels. Simply take a look here!

2 April 2014

The range of labels for cosplayers

Our Polynera® and Cottonera® can also be ordered with Japanese, Chinese or Arabic characters, for example. To do this, simply use Copy and Paste when entering the text.


This option is increasingly being used by active cosplayers.

Cosplay is a dressing-up trend which originates from Japan. In cosplay, characters from manga, anime, computer games or movies are portrayed with skilfully made costumes.

22 March 2014

Award ceremony for the Dortex-Design-Award 2014

Within the context of CREATIVA, today the winners of the DORTEX Design Award 2014 were announced. In the Textile Art and Street Couture categories, cash prizes totalling 11,300 euros were presented to 10 award-winners. Further information can be found here: http://www.dortex-design-award.de/preistraeger-2014

3 March 2014 12:30 o'clock

Overnight-Label - cotton labels that are produced straight away

+++ Quick delivery +++ Swift for those in a hurry +++ Express delivery +++

With Dortex cotton labels can now be ordered with overnight-delivery!

Thanks to super-fast needle looms and a new "from loom straight into the envelope" workflow concept, it is now possible to weave orders and get them in the post (Deutsche Post) on the very same day.
This applies to orders which are received before 12 noon on a working day. Orders which are received after 12 noon will be dispatched on the next working day.

The special workflow is subject to a few restrictions, but real Dortex quality is still provided:

  • Only white (with a label height of 10 mm and 15 mm) and black (for 10 mm labels) are available as the strap colour.
  • An iron-on coating is not possible in the timescale.
  • However, you can choose from the full range of colours for the weaving (writing, design, logo).
  • All designs and fonts are possible.
  • It is also possible for you to use your own logos, uploaded in the customer section. However, the resolution is slightly lower. So it is worth having a look at our realistic preview image.
  • It goes without saying that our Overnight-labels are also made in Germany with ÖkoTex®-certified yarns.

21 February 2014

DORTEX with new products and trade show discounts at Creativa 2014

Dortex Namensbänder auf der Creativa 2014

This year we will be presenting ourselves at Europe's biggest creative trade show, Creativa in Dortmund, with a range of products that has once again been expanded and a bigger team.

Our world firsts 'Flexinera®' and 'Overnight-Labels' will be unveiled there for the first time.

There will of course also be special offers for the trade show. So it will be well worth paying a visit to our stand!

If you want to see and touch our labels live, you will find us from 19 to 23 March 2014 at Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund, Hall 7, Stand 7.C72.

So make a note of the dates and drop by our stand!

1 December 2013

DORTEX Design Award

We reward creativity!

The DORTEX Design Award can be presented to all amateur creative designers who produce their own imaginative designs using creative techniques in the textile sector and are not already professionals.

The deadline for submitting an application is 14 February 2014. The winners will receive cash prizes totalling 10,000 euros.

12 September 2013

Flexinera®: Our professional labels at a low price

Our new Flexinera® professional labels are densely woven and feature a solid design, but they also offer very flexible options for ordering.

You can choose from 220 brilliant colours, variable sizes and the most important types of folds in the order assistant. Simply upload your file and optimise the label in the preview.

The minimum order quantity is 500 units.

10 July 2013

Polynera® now also in a colourful set

We have long offered cotton labels in a colourful set with a combination of colours.

Now our Polynera® woven labels can also be ordered in different combinations of colours as a "Classic colour set" (shown in the image on the left) or a "Colourful colour set". This is helpful for anybody who likes a bit of variety or is still undecided.

28 June 2013

Cottonera® now with new modern fonts

High-quality woven labels made from pure cotton are now also available with new modern fonts!

Where? From us of course!

The font type and font size can be individually selected for each row of the label.

Our traditional Cottonera® fonts are of course still available. Simply select the button "ClassicVersion" on the right in the configuration tool under "Caption".

By the way, if you have the appropriate keyboard set-up, you can also now order woven labels with Greek, Hebrew or Arabic text.
Simply enter the text you want in the configuration tool.
The principle that applies here is: What you see is what you get!

21 May 2013

Multicolour satin labels and tapes can now very easily be designed!

Dortex Namensbänder auf der Creativa 2013

In our webshop Satinera® multicolour-labels and individual gift ribbons can now be designed and ordered even more easily: simply enter up to 5 lines of text, set a font and colour for each line, select the background and that's it. In addition, it is also possible for you to upload your own design.

We hope you enjoy our bright and colourful Satinera®!

5 May 2013

New addition to the range: Professional size labels with premium quality

Finest quality, kind to the skin and available in stock.

Our woven size labels – available in all the usual sizes and from just 50 units or more, also in the range.

Here you can directly access the size labels.
6 February 2013

Easter will be even better this year!

This is thanks to the new Easter motifs which are available from us right now for all standard woven labels. They can be found in the "Motif" section in the product configuration tool for the textile labels.
3 February 2013

New page with lots of examples of tapes in our webshop

In our webshop there is now a new section containing examples of products, tips and information about our textile labels and decorative ribbons.
But if you prefer to be nostalgic, the original section with examples of applications for Cottonera® is also still available: Application samples for Cottonera name-tags
20 January 2013

DORTEX with three new products at Creativa 2013

Dortex Namensbänder auf der Creativa 2013
This year we will be presenting ourselves at Europe's biggest creative trade show, Creativa in Dortmund, with a considerably expanded range of products and a bigger team.
If you want to see and touch the new Polynera®, the colourful Harlekin® or the world first, our woven QR code labels, live, you will find us from 13 to 17 March 2013 at Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund, Hall 7, Stand 7.C68!

So make a note of the dates and drop by our stand!

1 January 2013

They've finally arrived: The new ones Harlekin ® - the colourful ones

If you like to be bright and cheerful, you can now enjoy a splash of colour with our Cottonera Harlekin ®.

The use of a weaving thread which is alternately coloured by hand in four different colours produces great colourful effects in the label.
Each label is given different, random colour patterns. Never be bored again :-)

1 January 2013

Increases in postal charges from Deutsche Post

At the turn of the year, Deutsche Post increased the postal charge for a number of services. However, we have decided to leave the flat-rate charge for shipping costs unchanged for the benefit of our customers.
It is only the increase in the surcharge for express international delivery of a full 25% that we have been unable to absorb. International express delivery therefore now costs $5.95. Customers in Germany are not affected by this.

14 December 2012

QR code on textile labels

New software modules in the webshop and the weaving facility now enable a world first. From today our Polynera® can easily have an individual QR code added to them. A maximum of 20 characters of text (no umlauts) can be encoded.

This trendy promotional tool enables any user of a smartphone or tablet computer to be easily directed to the supplier's homepage or to a website containing further information, care instructions etc.

1 October 2012

Modern motifs: New style for standard labels

There is a breath of fresh air in the choice of our standard motifs for woven labels. We have had a Hamburg designer come up with a total of 28 new motifs for our customers. They can be found in the choice of motifs under „young & cool“.

It soon became clear after just a few days who the favourites are. Orders for textile labels and name tapes with the heart, owl and hummingbird motifs are particularly common.

3 August 2012

Result of the Polynera® product test: Exclusively positive test experiences

Our Polynera® woven labels were thoroughly tested by members of the internet portal hobbyschneiderin.net.
As well as the implementation of the design, criteria such as processing, durability and kindness to skin were examined. Each product tester had her own specific test methods. For example, the fabric labels were washed multiple times at high temperatures. They were ironed hot, heavily twisted and used as hooks to hang up jackets.
Sewn into children's clothing as laundry labels, there were also no complaints about scratching or itching from little princesses.

We were delighted to learn that all of the testers delivered a positive verdict overall.

All in all, the high-quality processing of the fabric labels was praised. The pleasantly soft edges did not fray even when they were subjected to great strain. The excellent implementation of the label designs in a woven structure was positively highlighted by several of the testers. Even highly detailed logos were faithfully reproduced in the woven label.

Here are a few extracts from the test reports:

„…They are very easy to sew on, do not scratch and on my reversible jersey jacket I decided to use a label as a hook. I can therefore state that they do not scratch in the neck area either and can support the weight of the jacket with ease. They also withstood washing very well.“

„...For me the labels can absolutely be recommended, they look attractive, are neatly finished and the edges do not fray. They are able to withstand extreme temperatures without any damage.“

„...The labels are great - I created the design myself and chose a version that really has lots of detail in it. The labels look almost like a print rather than fabric, even the minutest details have been retained. They feel very pleasant to touch, no scratchy edges or fraying - superb!“

„...The first thing I noticed was the superb standard of processing (on both sides). Even the logo I created myself is exactly as I imagined…“

15. Juni 2012

Product test with Anne Liebler ("Die Hobbyschneiderin")

We are thrilled with our new Polynera® fabric labels!
Of course we want to know how the woven labels fare in practical use. This is why DORTEX is organising a product test with the portal of the sewing enthusiast Anne Liebler!
10 sewing enthusiasts can each win 50 individual Polynera® fabric labels from Anne Liebler. They will then report on their experiences with Polynera® in the portal of hobbyschneiderin.net.
The competition runs until 30 June 2012. The reports on the experiences of the winners will be available to read from 31 July 2012 at www.hobbyschneiderin.de.

8 May 2012

EU Regulation on the textile labelling obligation

The new EU Regulation on the labelling of textiles EU Nr. 1007/2011 applies from today. It replaces the previous German Textile Labelling Act (Textilkennzeichnungsgesetz). Dortex care labels meet all of the conditions of this regulation and also make it possible for small suppliers of textile products to comply with the regulations easily and inexpensively.

12 April 2012

Our online shop is now affiliated to the customer rating system of Trusted Shops!

Goods, customer service and deliveries can be awarded one to five stars. In addition, a brief comment is submitted with the rating. You may of course also leave a rating retrospectively for orders which have already been received. Here you can access the rating form: Trusted Shops rating portal.

8 April 2012

Our new product: POLYNERA®

Fabric labels in jazzy colours, with borders which never fray? These are our new POLYNERA®.

The name already suggests it: POLYNERA® fabric labels are made of 100% polyester. They are pleasantly soft and supple. The long borders have a woven edge, the narrow edges are cut hot. This prevents any fraying. POLYNERA® labels are woven on needle looms and are made in Germany.

The special characteristic of the weaving technology can be seen on the back of the fabric labels. The woven-in motif and the writing are back-to-front and negative (with colour inversion).

Are there any other special features?
POLYNERA® are available exclusively in a standard format of 60 x 15 mm. The font size can be varied to make sure that longer texts can also fit on the labels. Weaving in your own logo or motif is of course also part of the usual standard package offered with the POLYNERA® woven labels.
The minimum order quantity is 50 units.

Here you can access the configuration tool directly: POLYNERA woven labels.

12 March 2012
From Wednesday 14 March 2012 we will be live at the Creativa trade show in Dortmund in Hall 7, Stand 7.D08!
Our trade show visitors will not only be able to see and touch our textile labels, decorative ribbons and gift ribbons, but also try them out: At the actual stand, you will be able to use the Dortex online shop to create your own personal label or name tape and also order it directly if you wish. Our staff will demonstrate how easy it is to use a scanner or a digital camera to create your own name, logo or a slogan, upload it onto the Dortex homepage and edit it. If you bring along your own business card, a photo, logo or a different motif in digital form, you will be able to see directly on the screen what your label will look like as a woven textile label or as a printed multicolour label after it has been produced.
The trade show runs until 18 March 2012. We look forward to receiving lots of visitors!
17 February 2012
Certified non-toxicity in accordance with EN 71-3
Dortex cotton labels are now certified not just in accordance with Öko-Tex® 100, but also additionally in accordance with EN 71-3.
This standard governs which materials may be used for children's toys. According to the test results, Dortex cotton labels can be used for making children's toys without any problems as they are free of heavy metals.
The Dortex team is of course proud of the measurement results - the "Made in Germany" principle has once again demonstrated its worth.
01 February 2012
New prices - new offers
The time has now come - after more than 5 (!) years of stable prices, we are now forced to adjust our prices to reflect the change in conditions.
In this time, the global market price for cotton has almost trebled, and everybody will be familiar with the trend in energy prices.
However, we have endeavoured to continue to offer cheap prices by making continuous improvements to our production:
Our new entry offer is now 50 name tapes (preferential offer) for just $9.95.
We have been able to keep the price for the most popular option 100 name tapes with a height of 10 mm stable.
We now also already offer our Diolen labels with express manufacturing with quantities of from 50 so that we can have a cheap starting offer.
27 October 2011
Textile labels with several laundry symbols woven on - and this with the proven Dortex quality?
We have made this possible with our new care labels! Order care labels in a pure form or in combination with your name or label. We can also weave your logo onto the label if you wish. You can combine label colours, font colours and font types in the usual way. (Here you can directly access our care labels.)

Small tip: If you want to know what the individual laundry symbols mean, you can simply move your mouse over the corresponding symbol when designing the care labels in the assistant – the explanation of the care symbols will then appear in a separate box.

Incidentally, if you need the labels in a particular hurry, our care labels are also available with all laundry symbols as a product with express manufacturing from Diolen! (Here you can directly access our care labels with express manufacturing.)

19 August 2011
Dortex Namensbänder auf der Creativa 2012
We have often been asked about it, but now the decision has been made: Next year we will be back at the Creativa trade show in Dortmund's Westfalenhallen! We look forward to meeting lots of interested visitors to the show from 14 to 18 March 2012 as after all this is a great opportunity for us to present our textile labels, laundry labels and fabric tapes in the flesh. So make a note of the dates and drop by our stand!
Hall 7, Stand 7.D08
12 July 2011
Our individually printed Satinera® satin tapes are now also available as individual textile labels.
Up until now, our customers were sent the number of textile labels they ordered in the same design as our continuous ribbons as a roll, but with trim markings on them.
Thanks to new technology, the satin labels are now individually hot cut. This means that the ends are sealed and cannot fray. On their long sides, the textile labels finish with a soft, clean woven edge.
Creative restrictions in the design of the label are therefore a thing of the past even for the production of small batches. The satin textile labels can be printed in all colours, including with colourful graphics or photos. Only the height of the textile labels comprising double-face satin tape is set at 15 mm.
As the colours are embedded into the fibres, the satin labels are washable, abrasion-resistant and able to withstand ironing, like all of our textile labels.
17 March 2011
Our cotton tapes are now also available in a 'long' version with a length of 20 cm to 200 cm for gift ribbons, wedding tapes, christening tapes ...
18 May 2010
Our new webshop with lots of new functions is now online. A customer can now set up a customer account and track their orders, there are more payment methods available and much more besides ...
14 May 2010

Fig.: NameFix

"Taggit's" becomes "NameFix".
The description "NameFix" for our patented tags for labels seems to be easier for people to understand after all. As an introductory offer, a small pack of NameFix will be offered at a trial price until 31 May 2010.
22 March 2010

Fig.: Creativa 2010

Phew.., following the Creativa trade show the desks first need to be cleared. Over 1,600 visitors came to our stand. This was hard work, but a great deal of fun.
from 17 to 21 March 2010
We will be exhibiting at Creativa in Dortmund. Every visitor is welcome!
15 March 2010
Our new service department is now up and running. We can now be contacted by telephone daily from 6.00am to 10.00pm.

Our expert advisers and the accounts team can be contacted by telephone during their core working hours Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.00pm.
23 February 2010
From today, our customers can contact us free of charge from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The freecall number in these three countries is: 0800 0700 110.
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